Bournemouth midfielder Ben Pearson has spoken out about two of his teammates in Jaidon Anthony and Jordan Zemura, telling the Bournemouth Echo that they are ‘exciting’ players to have at the club.
The Cherries are flying high in the Championship so far and will not want to slow down anytime soon. They are a side stacked full of talent and it’s clear to see that too, with the club racing to the top of the table with 11 games played so far.
Pearson himself has managed nine games so far this year, having joined the Vitality Stadium side from Preston back in January. He’s featured for the team 30 times since then and has become an important part of the squad with his hard-work and effort in the middle of the field.
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Bournemouth have also been boosted by the goalscoring exploits of Dom Solanke, who has hit seven so far. However, it’s the showings from youngsters Jaidon Anthony and Jordan Zemura that have impressed the former Lilywhite so far, with the midfielder claiming they are ‘exciting.’
They’ve both certainly been that, with Zemura proving to be a rock at the back and Anthony a clinical and skilful player at the other end of the field.
Now, Pearson has heaped the praise on both prospects, as he told the Bournemouth Echo: “Yeah it’s exciting for the club I think, it’s nice, they’re like two new signings really. They have adapted really well, off the ball, really good from one game to the next, I said before the game that those two have been really consistent.”
Anthony came up through the ranks at Bournemouth and after paying his dues in the club’s reserve sides, he has now made the breakthrough into the first-team and taken the step up in level with ease. His teammate Zemura began life at Charlton Athletic but has since found his way to the Cherries and has worked just as hard to get into the starting eleven.
Now they’re both in contention, they’ll both be eager to stay in that starting setup – and with the showings they have put in so far, it’s highly likely that they will get to stay there too.
Ben Pearson is right in being excited by both prospects, as they have both flourished in the Championship so far.
Despite their modest age, they have both adapted well to the second tier and already producing the goods on a regular basis.
If they can continue to do so, then they could be seen as two of the most exciting prospects in the entire league, never mind at just Bournemouth.
There is still plenty of the season to go but if they can continue to do what they have been doing each week, then the sky is the limit for both of them.